This is brave, bright poetry distilled and pure.
Most readers will find The Significance of Moths to exist in that rare intersection of sophistication and accessibility that so many poetry collections cannot sustain.
At once laconic and rich, her verse is a testament to the power of economy in language.
Disturbing but delightful, Camia’s sharp, stark poems unfold crumpled childhood memories and meditate on the beauty of their horror.
Contemplative and affecting, The Significance of Moths burrows itself into the consciousness as an earworm would.
The Significance of Moths… will linger in the mind and memory long after the slender volume has been finished and set back upon the shelf.
Shirley Camia is a Filipina-Canadian poet.
She is the author of three collections of poetry: the forthcoming Children Shouldn’t Use Knives (At Bay Press, 2017), The Significance of Moths (Turnstone Press, 2015) and Calliope (Libros Libertad, 2011). More…
CHILDREN SHOULDN’T USE KNIVES IN THE WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
August 27, 2017 – Look out for a review of Children Shouldn’t Use Knives in the Winnipeg Free Press this weekend! More…